Rhode Island man gets 260 years for making child porn

March 22, 2019 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 260 years in prison for producing child pornography involving multiple prepubescent children.

Federal prosecutors announced 45-year-old Thomas Goodman’s sentence on Friday.

The Warwick man was sentenced by a judge who said “the level of depravity is beyond comprehension.”

U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell said Goodman spent six years sexually abusing two young girls starting when they 6.

Prosecutors say Goodman also filmed himself inappropriately touching an infant.

His attorney asked for a more lenient sentence, saying Goodman had been molested as a child.


Goodman was caught last May when his employer, submarine maker Electric Boat, confiscated his cellphone for violating policy by using it on company property. The pornography was found on the phone.

He pleaded guilty in October.